Parish clerk
Parish Par"ish, a. Of or pertaining to a parish; parochial; as, a parish church; parish records; a parish priest; maintained by the parish; as, parish poor. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

{Parish clerk}. (a) The clerk or recording officer of a parish. (b) A layman who leads in the responses and otherwise assists in the service of the Church of England.

{Parish court}, in Louisiana, a court in each parish. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • parish clerk — n BrE an official who works for a Christian church in a particular town or area …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • parish clerk — /pærɪʃ ˈklak/ (say parish klahk) noun British a lay church officer in a parish whose duties are to keep the register, lead the responses in services, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • parish clerk — noun see clerk I …   Useful english dictionary

  • parish clerk — noun (C) an official who works for a church in a particular town or area …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Parish — Par ish, a. Of or pertaining to a parish; parochial; as, a parish church; parish records; a parish priest; maintained by the parish; as, parish poor. Dryden. [1913 Webster] {Parish clerk}. (a) The clerk or recording officer of a parish. (b) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parish court — Parish Par ish, a. Of or pertaining to a parish; parochial; as, a parish church; parish records; a parish priest; maintained by the parish; as, parish poor. Dryden. [1913 Webster] {Parish clerk}. (a) The clerk or recording officer of a parish.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clerk-ale — (? in Eng. ?), n. A feast for the benefit of the parish clerk. [Eng.] T. Warton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clerk (municipal official) — A clerk is a senior official of many municipal governments in the English speaking world. In some communities, the position is elected, but in many others, the clerk is appointed to their post. In almost all cases, the actual title of the clerk… …   Wikipedia

  • clerk — Synonyms and related words: Bible clerk, Bible reader, CA, CPA, DD, Doctor of Divinity, Federal, Holy Joe, abbe, academician, accountant, accountant general, acolyte, actuary, agent, almoner, amanuensis, anagnost, archivist, auditor, baggage… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • clerk — n. & v. n. 1 a person employed in an office, bank, shop, etc., to keep records, accounts, etc. 2 a secretary, agent, or record keeper of a local council (town clerk), court, etc. 3 a lay officer of a church (parish clerk), college chapel, etc. 4… …   Useful english dictionary

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